Feb 28

THE BONGO CLUB

Sweden’s The Bongo Club writes songs about being young and living in the right here and right now; songs about love, sex and excitement, about finding your place in life and growing up-without losing it. The quartet dresses their music in a modern costume with guitar-driven beats, big choruses and honest lyrics people identify with. The average age of the band is 23 and they already have over 250 shows on their resume, performing in 16 countries in Europe alone and a No.1 single on Spotify in Sweden with “All She Said.” The Bongo Club recently recorded tracks with legendary Welsh producer Owen Morris (Oasis, The Fratellis, The Verve).

LINK: www.thebongoclub.se

STREAM: “Seventeen”

Feb 21

BEN HAZLEWOOD

Contemporary pop, classic rock and many points in between is where you can find the sounds of Ben Hazlewood. Still in his 20s, he’s a fiercely independent singer/songwriter, who has the experience of someone twice his age and a broad love of music, that makes his own something timeless and wholly distinctive amidst a sea of aspiring voices. The New Zealand native has been singing since he was just five years old and never considered doing anything else. He was a finalist on The Voice in Australia, coached by Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) and has worked the globe, from London to Nashville. Hailed by EQ Music as an “artist to watch,’ Ben has returned with new music via the Mark Needham (The Killers, Third Eye Blind, Twin Atlantic) mixed “Sail Away” and will be on the road joining Finland’s Katea and Indonesia’s Speaker First with special guest N. America’s Madyx on the Passport Approved U.S. Spring Tour.

LINK: www.benhazlewood.com

STREAM: “Sail Away”

Feb 15

TALISCO

Talisco, born Jerome Amandi, is a French artist that made his music debut just four short years ago. The musician/producer creates magnificent sets and records according to the light of the day or night, between sunsets and downtown club neon lights from Los Angeles, New York or Berlin. Talisco earned over 20 million streams on Spotify with his debut album Run, featuring the tracks “Your Wish” and “The Keys.” “Your Wish” has been featured in campaigns worldwide by such brands as Google, HBO Europe, Vice US, Vodafone Ireland and AT&T. His upcoming sophomore album, Capitol Vision (Roy Music), was mixed by Grammy-Award winner Jaycen Joshua (Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Seal).

LINK: www.taliscomusic.com

STREAM: “Stay (before the picture fades)”

Feb 6

LEAONE

Leaone (pronounced ‘Lee-own’) is a smoldering new talent from Beccles in Suffolk. A&R Worldwide has been a fan of the British talent since 2015 when he first sent us his original demos. Leone is one man with a deep, rich vocal sound, which has seen him described as the missing link between Leonard Cohen and Lana Del Ray. His latest single, “Goldtooth,” was self-produced and mixed by Jim Lowe (Stereophonics) and radiates the epic dark-pop cinematic nuances Rob Dougan (Clubbed To Death) who was signed to Warner Bros. Records in the U.S. with A&R Worldwide’s support. Leaone wrote the elegant track in his parent’s attic after losing is girlfriend, his job and getting mugged. Leaone is already looking ahead with a new single called “Fly, My Swallow” which will be released next month (Fierce Panda) and an upcoming digital EP due in April.

LINK: www.leaone.com

STREAM: “Goldtooth”